The Southwestern Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross is asking the public to donate blood sometime this summer. The American Red Cross typically deals with a shortage of donors during the summer months, since blood drives at schools traditionally count for about 20% of their donations.
Local chapter executive director Robin Summers says first time donors are always welcome.
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Here is a full list of upcoming drives in Madison, Macoupin, and Jersey counties:
May 15 from 12 - 6 p.m. at Feyerabend Building, 209 E. Spruce in Jerseyville, Ill.
May 16 from 2 - 7 p.m. at Municipal Building, 206 S. Main in Brighton, Ill.
May 12 from 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Main Street United Methodist Church, 1400 Main St. in Alton, Ill.
May 12 from 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Lewis and Clark Elementary, 501 E. Lorena in Wood River, Ill.
May 14 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Knights of Columbus 460, 405 East Fourth St. in Alton, Ill.
May 14 from 2 - 7 p.m. at Alton Wood River Sportsmens Club, 3109 Godfrey Road in Godfrey, Ill.
May 14 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Glen Carbon Fire Department, 430 Glen Carbon Road in Glen Carbon, Ill.
May 15 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Edwardsville Public Library, 112 S. Kansas in Edwardsville, Ill.
May 19 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Church, 196 S. Moreland Road in Bethalto, Ill.
May 19 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Hamel Community Building, 10 Park Ave. in Hamel, Ill.
May 19 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Korte Recreation Center, 1 Nagel Drive in Highland, Ill.
May 19 from 4 - 8 p.m. at First United Presbyterian Church, 201 E Church St in Collinsville, Ill.
May 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Alton Memorial Hospital, One Memorial Drive in Alton, Ill.
May 21 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Bethalto Senior Citizens Center, 100 E Central St. in Bethalto, Ill.
May 21 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Holy Fa.m.ily Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. in Granite City, Ill.
May 22 from 3 - 6 p.m. at American Legion Post 708, 103 West Market St. in Troy, Ill.
May 23 from 3 - 6 p.m. at Revive, 1105 West Beltline Road in Collinsville, Ill.
May 27 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Wood River VFW 2859, 231 Edwardsville Road in Wood River, Ill.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.